There is a common saying that if GPA were to be airtime, some persons won’t be able to even flash (left alone place a call). In fact, some persons would only be able to send please call me text (because its free).
There are many factors that affect GPA in school. One of them is the way you study. This is why you can study very hard but still perform poorly.
In one of my articles, I explained the 15 CGPA killing mistakes and possible solutions. You may want to read it here.
Back to the topic, 10 proven study tips that will boost your GPA. Now, take a glass of chilled water and continue reading for amazing tips that will turn your Grades around.
What's in this guide?
It is good to rehearse while reading. Some persons learn better when they rehearse through writing.
You may be wondering, how do I rehearse while reading? Take a look at the information you need to remember, write them down and try to reproduce them in different sheets of paper.
This study tip worked for most of my friends. Try it out and share your testimony.
2. Use MNEMONIC
I, Adetunji Matthew, the CEO of AidTheStudent and Author of this video uses this technique. Mnemonic is the process of using abbreviations to remember what you are studying. It could be the letter of each word combined.
Mnemonic is a system such as a pattern of letters, ideas, or associations which assists in remembering something.
For example, while studying stress and strain, PEYMB could be used to remember the various levels of strain. Where P stands for Proportional limit, E stands for Elastic limit, Y stands for Yield point, M stands for maximum load and B stands for the Breaking point.
AidTheStudent Tagline (#1 Source for Educational Information) can be broken down into “Aiders” (A=aiding, i=information, and D= Data, F=For, E=Educational, N=Number one and S=Source).
Is it not easier this way? It is. There are many study tips out there, but this is an easy tip to raise your GPA.
3. Break Things Down
This is an elder brother to the Mnemonic method discussed above. Breaking things down always works. Don’t try to read everything in one sitting, you are not a computer. Even computers process data in bits.
Breaking it down involves breaking information into small chunks and reviewing them consistently over a long period of time.
So don’t try to memorize the entire periodic table in one sitting””instead learn a few rows every day and review each lesson before starting anything new. Use this study tip to raise your GPA this semester.
4. Move Around
I have discovered that studying the same stuff in random places every day make us less likely to forget.
If the text seem difficult to comprehend, moving around or changing location won’t be a bad idea.
I strongly recommend you read my ultimate guide on how to understand what you read here. This is a secret of getting good grades in college.
5. Do The Gaga Shuffle
This is one problem of monopoly in business. Work become too routine that you easily lose interest. You keep doing one thing all over again.
Don’t stick to one topic; instead, study a bunch of different materials in one sitting. For example, doing a bunch of division problems in a row means every time we approach a problem, we know it’ll require some division.
But doing a series of problems that require multiplication, division, or addition means we have to stop and think about which strategy is best.
In essence, study random topics instead of reading only one topic or subject throughout.
6. Try Recording
Recording is among the top study tips you should consider. I do this a lot of time. I record lecture series and listen to them at my leisure time.
Once in a while, I record my jotter and as well create slides to aid learning.
If you can remember what you read, you should be able to remember what you listen to.
7. Try A Group Study
I have touched this topic back to back. From how to remember 90% of what you read to understanding student.txt and GPA-killing mistakes.
Honestly, it has been a hit back to back. The power of studying in a group cannot be over-emphasized. Studying in a group is fun and as well helps you to remember most of the things you study.
Pick a few studious pals and get together every few days to review the material.
8. Test Yourself
Once in a while, put yourself in the exam condition. Set questions for yourself, then close your books and attempt the questions.
Quizzing ourselves may be one of the best ways to prepare for the real deal. And don’t worry about breaking a sweat while trying to remember the name of the 7th U.S. president.
The harder it is to remember a piece of information in practice mode, the more likely we are to remember it in the future. This is one of the best study tips.
9. Plan Ahead
To plan ahead is to use your head. Plan weakly study timetable and try to follow it. Do not procrastinate this time around.
Ask questions, ask again, continue to ask until you get answers. Don’t skip that topic.
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